Hyderabad: Four kids from the Andhra Pradesh proved that their mathematical prowess and mental arithmetic skills were much better than counterparts from other parts of the country, at IXth National SIP Prodigy Competition 2012, held in Sivaji Indoor Stadium, Pune. The event saw a record number of 4500 children participating from across the country.
The students were tested in Abacus, BrainGym and Mental Arithmetic Skills and were judged on their speed and accuracy. They had to solve 100 number of problems in 5 minutes. Problems like 4 D 5 rows and 4 digit x 3 digit 4d / 3 d and 4d decimals 5 to 6 rows.The problems were given to them orally and they had to solve the same mentally, without using any aids such as pencil, paper, calculator, etc.
Including the four champions, a total of 22 kids from Andhra Pradesh made their presence felt at the national competition. Apart from 4 Champion trophies, 18 kids were adjudged as 1st Runner ups in various categories. Overall kids from the state hauled up a total of 106 prizes at the national level.
Darshan Kabra (aged 8 years) from Hyderabad city, a student of 2 standard, Gitanjali Devashray School was adjudged as the champion in the Foundation 1A category. 9 year old A. Sai Deepak from city, a student of IV standard, Akshra Public School from Kakinada was winner in the IV A category. Student of VIII standard, Chiathanya Olympiad LB Nagar School 12 year old Pratyusha A. from Hyderabad city emerged as the champion in the GMB category. Bhanu Prakash J.N., aged 13 years from Hyderabad city, a student of IX standard, Bhavan’s School stood as the winner in the GMC – Alumini category.
SIP Academy is the Indian arm of SIP Academy SDN BHD, Malaysia, a company which imparts lifetime skills development programs for children.